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Algonquin Assassin

Playing GTA IV/EFLC chronologically

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Algonquin Assassin

Have any of you guys played the three games in the exact order the missions play out? I've never tried it personally, but would love to one day. I think it would a lot more strength and depth to the overall story playing it through exactly. :)

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The7thOne

Maybe someday, that sounds fun. I'm still working on completing the stories.

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Johan

I'm actually close to replaying those 2 games, I'd definitely try it if I knew the actual correct order.

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Kampret

I got the list of playing it chronologically:

 

 

 

1. The Cousins Bellic - IV

2. It's Your Call - IV

3. Three's a Crowd - IV

4. First Date - IV

5. Bleed Out - IV

6. Easy Fare - IV

7. Jamaican Heat - IV

8. Bull in a China Shop - IV

9. Hung Out to Dry - IV

10. Clean Getaway - IV

11. Ivan the Not So Terrible - IV

12. Concrete Jungle - IV

13. Uncle Vlad - IV

14. Crime and Punishment - IV

15. Do You Have Protection - IV

16. Shadow - IV

17. Clean and Serene - TLAD Intro

18. Final Destination - IV

19. Angels in America - TLAD

20. No Love Lost - IV

21. It's War - TLAD

22. Logging On - IV

23. Rigged to Blow - IV

24. Search and Delete - IV

25. Easy as Can Be - IV

26. The Master and the Molotov - IV

27. Russian Revolution - IV

28. Roman's Sorrow - IV

29. Out of the Closet - IV

30. No. 1 - IV

31. Action/Reaction - TLAD

32. Escuela of the Streets - IV (f*ck you Manny.)

33. Liberty City Choppers - TLAD

34. Street Sweeper - IV

35. Bad Cop Drop - TLAD

36. Luck of the Irish - IV

37. Buyer's Market - TLAD

38. Blow Your Cover - IV

39. Politics - TLAD (the one with male nudity)

40. The Puerto Rican Connection - IV

41. Coming Down - TLAD

42. The Snow Storm - IV

43. Have a Heart - IV

44. Call and Collect - IV

45. Off Route - TLAD

46. Harboring a Grudge - IV

47. Waste Not Want Knots - IV

48. Three Leaf Clover - IV

49. I Luv LC - TBoGT Intro

50. Final Interview - IV

51. Chinese Takeout - TBoGT

52. This Sh*t's Cursed - TLAD

53. Holland Nights - IV

54. Hit the Pipe - TLAD

55. Momma's Boy - TBoGT

56. Lure - IV

57. Corner Kids - TBoGT

58. Deconstruction for Beginners - IV

59. End of Chapter - TLAD

60. Bad Standing - TLAD

61. Photo Shoot - IV

62. Clocking Off - TBoGT

63. Heavy Toll - TLAD

64. Ruff Rider - IV

65. Practice Swing - TBoGT

66. Marta Full of Grace - TLAD

67. Undress to Kill - IV

68. Shifting Weight - TLAD

69. Blog This! - TBoGT

70. Roman's Holiday - TBoGT

71. Wrong is Right - IV

72. Potrait of a Killer - IV

73. Hostile Negotiation - IV

74. The Holland Play - IV

75. Bang Bang - TBoGT

76. Dust Off - IV

77. Paper Trail - IV

78. Action Speak Louder Than Words - IV

79. I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle - IV

80. Smackdown - IV

81. A Long Way to Fall - IV

82. Boulevard Baby - TBoGT

83. Babysitting - IV

84. Tunnel of Death - IV

85. Blood Brothers - IV

86. Undertaker - IV

87. Frosting on the Cake - TBoGT

88. Diamonds in the Rough - TLAD

89. Taking in the Trash - IV

90. Kibbutz Number One - TBoGT

91. Sexy Time - TBoGT

92. Meltdown - IV

93. High Dive - TBoGT

94. Blog This! Part 2 - TBoGT

95. This Ain't Checkers - TBoGT

96. I'll Take Her - IV

97. Museum Piece - IV / Collector's Item - TLAD / Not So Fast - TBoGT

98. Was It Worth It? - TLAD / No Way on the Subway - IV

99. Late Checkout - IV

100. Weekend at Florian's - IV

101. Get Lost - TLAD Ending

102. I'll Take Her (Ransom) - IV

103. She's a Keeper - IV

104. No. 3 - TBoGT

105. Hating the Haters - IV

106. Union Drive - IV

107. Going Deep - TBoGT

108. Buoys Ahoy - IV

109. Truck Hustle - IV

110. Caught with your Pants Down - TBoGT

111. Pegorino's Pride - IV

112. Payback - IV

113. Dropping In - TBoGT

114. Catch the Wave - IV

115. For the Man Who Has Everything - TBoGT

116. Trespass - IV

117. In the Crosshairs - TBoGT

118. To Live and Die in Alderney - IV

119. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - IV / Ladies Half Price - TBoGT

120. Entourage - IV

121. Dining Out - IV

122. Liquidize the Assets - IV

123. Flatline - IV

124. Pest Control - IV

125. That Special Someone - IV

126. One Last Thing - IV

127. A Dish Served Control [R] / If the Price is Right [D] - IV

128. Mr. and Mrs. Bellic [R-D] - IV

129. Out Of Commission [R] / A Revenger's Tragedy [D] - IV

130. Departure Time - TBoGT.

 

 

Edited by Kampret

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Kiffster

How would that work? Play IV up to a certain point, exit the game, load TLAD, play one mission, exit, load IV, play a few missions, exit, load TBOGT, and so on? :/

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Johan

How would that work? Play IV up to a certain point, exit the game, load TLAD, play one mission, exit, load IV, play a few missions, exit, load TBOGT, and so on? :/

Exactly

 

And thanks for the list dude, will definitely try it next week

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Kiffster

That doesnt sound fun at all

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HaythamKenway

I've never actually played the "Possible Trinity" run. Re-loading different games all the time would be pain in the ass and I think that TLaD and TBoGT, who both have significantly less missions than vanilla IV would be hurt by fracturing them so much. Play one TLaD mission, five vanilla IV missions, two TBoGT missions and back to TLaD? That doesn't sound very good to me. Especially since one of TLaD's strenghts was a packed, intense storyline.

 

I did play all three stories at the same time, but with missions divided in chapters - for example, I started with IV, played up to Roman's Sorrow, then switched to TLaD and played to Action/Reaction, then back to IV and so on. It felt a little more Pulp Fiction-y than one slowly unraveling ongoing story and I loved it.

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Kampret

That doesnt sound fun at all

 

It helps you to get immersed in the whole Trilogy's story.

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AnDReJ98

I did that with 3D era, VCS -> VC -> SA -> LCS -> III. I may do for this too, but i'm not interested in games that much anymore so i doubt.

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lucy12345

I'm in the middle of one now actually. Using the list from the "Possible trinity" topic on the TBoGT board. I'm up to Smackdown.

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lol232

Tried it myself and it was honestly very fun. I really gotta say playing it in the correct order is pretty awesome.

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WildBrick142

Haven't tried it yet. Sounds interesting but I'm just too lazy to take out IV's disc, put in EFLC disc, take out EFLC disc, put in IV disc and so on.

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Andreas

That sounds like a very interesting idea, indeed. Now that you mention it, I want to re-play all the trilogy anyway before V is coming to PC, so that would be the perfect opportunity to play them in chronological order.

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Kampret

Haven't tried it yet. Sounds interesting but I'm just too lazy to take out IV's disc, put in EFLC disc, take out EFLC disc, put in IV disc and so on.

 

What console are you using?

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lol232

Haven't tried it yet. Sounds interesting but I'm just too lazy to take out IV's disc, put in EFLC disc, take out EFLC disc, put in IV disc and so on.

On the complete edition of PS3/360 and Steam version on PC you don't really have to take out your disc to switch between IV/EfLC. Edited by lol232

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Aby

Sounds like a pretty awesome idea but knowing me, I'd be annoyed by having to take out the discs and replace them with the other one, lol since when EFLC came out, I screamed in happiness since I didn't have Xbox Live yet.

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Journey_95

I did that last year it was awesome sure always changing the discs became annoying but the incredible story over 136 was great (especially when their paths crossed, the diamond plot, the heroine stuff etc.) much better than V's story

But still the change in tone with Ballad of gay tony (which is similiar to V) was strange at times

 

And I think GTA IV's story is so awesome and unique that playing and viewing it as a standalone game is much better (in comparison to the Episodes)

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Kampret

Sounds like a pretty awesome idea but knowing me, I'd be annoyed by having to take out the discs and replace them with the other one, lol since when EFLC came out, I screamed in happiness since I didn't have Xbox Live yet.

 

I'd trade the IV + EFLC disc for a Complete edition disc if I were you. But, hey, at least the loading time aren't as bad as V (It only took me like, 40 seconds on PS3 and 15 seconds on PC).

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matajuegos01

I got the list of playing it chronologically:

 

 

 

1. The Cousins Bellic - IV

2. It's Your Call - IV

3. Three's a Crowd - IV

4. First Date - IV

5. Bleed Out - IV

6. Easy Fare - IV

7. Jamaican Heat - IV

8. Bull in a China Shop - IV

9. Hung Out to Dry - IV

10. Clean Getaway - IV

11. Ivan the Not So Terrible - IV

12. Concrete Jungle - IV

13. Uncle Vlad - IV

14. Crime and Punishment - IV

15. Do You Have Protection - IV

16. Shadow - IV

17. Clean and Serene - TLAD Intro

18. Final Destination - IV

19. Angels in America - TLAD

20. No Love Lost - IV

21. It's War - TLAD

22. Logging On - IV

23. Rigged to Blow - IV

24. Search and Delete - IV

25. Easy as Can Be - IV

26. The Master and the Molotov - IV

27. Russian Revolution - IV

28. Roman's Sorrow - IV

29. Out of the Closet - IV

30. No. 1 - IV

31. Action/Reaction - TLAD

32. Escuela of the Streets - IV (f*ck you Manny.)

33. Liberty City Choppers - TLAD

34. Street Sweeper - IV

35. Bad Cop Drop - TLAD

36. Luck of the Irish - IV

37. Buyer's Market - TLAD

38. Blow Your Cover - IV

39. Politics - TLAD (the one with male nudity)

40. The Puerto Rican Connection - IV

41. Coming Down - TLAD

42. The Snow Storm - IV

43. Have a Heart - IV

44. Call and Collect - IV

45. Off Route - TLAD

46. Harboring a Grudge - IV

47. Waste Not Want Knots - IV

48. Three Leaf Clover - IV

49. I Luv LC - TBoGT Intro

50. Final Interview - IV

51. Chinese Takeout - TBoGT

52. This Sh*t's Cursed - TLAD

53. Holland Nights - IV

54. Hit the Pipe - TLAD

55. Momma's Boy - TBoGT

56. Lure - IV

57. Corner Kids - TBoGT

58. Deconstruction for Beginners - IV

59. End of Chapter - TLAD

60. Bad Standing - TLAD

61. Photo Shoot - IV

62. Clocking Off - TBoGT

63. Heavy Toll - TLAD

64. Ruff Rider - IV

65. Practice Swing - TBoGT

66. Marta Full of Grace - TLAD

67. Undress to Kill - IV

68. Shifting Weight - TLAD

69. Blog This! - TBoGT

70. Roman's Holiday - TBoGT

71. Wrong is Right - IV

72. Potrait of a Killer - IV

73. Hostile Negotiation - IV

74. The Holland Play - IV

75. Bang Bang - TBoGT

76. Dust Off - IV

77. Paper Trail - IV

78. Action Speak Louder Than Words - IV

79. I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle - IV

80. Smackdown - IV

81. A Long Way to Fall - IV

82. Boulevard Baby - TBoGT

83. Babysitting - IV

84. Tunnel of Death - IV

85. Blood Brothers - IV

86. Undertaker - IV

87. Frosting on the Cake - TBoGT

88. Diamonds in the Rough - TLAD

89. Taking in the Trash - IV

90. Kibbutz Number One - TBoGT

91. Sexy Time - TBoGT

92. Meltdown - IV

93. High Dive - TBoGT

94. Blog This! Part 2 - TBoGT

95. This Ain't Checkers - TBoGT

96. I'll Take Her - IV

97. Museum Piece - IV / Collector's Item - TLAD / Not So Fast - TBoGT

98. Was It Worth It? - TLAD / No Way on the Subway - IV

99. Late Checkout - IV

100. Weekend at Florian's - IV

101. Get Lost - TLAD Ending

102. I'll Take Her (Ransom) - IV

103. She's a Keeper - IV

104. No. 3 - TBoGT

105. Hating the Haters - IV

106. Union Drive - IV

107. Going Deep - TBoGT

108. Buoys Ahoy - IV

109. Truck Hustle - IV

110. Caught with your Pants Down - TBoGT

111. Pegorino's Pride - IV

112. Payback - IV

113. Dropping In - TBoGT

114. Catch the Wave - IV

115. For the Man Who Has Everything - TBoGT

116. Trespass - IV

117. In the Crosshairs - TBoGT

118. To Live and Die in Alderney - IV

119. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - IV / Ladies Half Price - TBoGT

120. Entourage - IV

121. Dining Out - IV

122. Liquidize the Assets - IV

123. Flatline - IV

124. Pest Control - IV

125. That Special Someone - IV

126. One Last Thing - IV

127. A Dish Served Control [R] / If the Price is Right [D] - IV

128. Mr. and Mrs. Bellic [R-D] - IV

129. Out Of Commission [R] / A Revenger's Tragedy [D] - IV

130. Departure Time - TBoGT.

 

 

When I have the time I'll do this but also without the HUD, so it will kinda be the ultimate GTA IV test

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Payne Killer

Seems like a good idea. Might do it when I got the time

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_Kindled_

Nah. I only played IV first, then TBOGT, then TLAD.

 

Not chronologically at all, I know.

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Staten

I did this last year, following a version of the Impossible Trinity list that kept disc-swapping at a minimum. It does give the story even more of an epic feel (especially when you get to the diamonds/Gracie part of the story, where all three strands converge for a little while), though it does highlight some of the inconsistencies (e.g. the model changes for Luis or Jim Fitzgerald). I recommend such a playthrough to anyone who likes IV, but be prepared to swap discs a lot.

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PhillBellic

I recommend such a playthrough to anyone who likes IV, but be prepared to swap discs a lot.

I think it may be possible to run IV/EFLC simultaneously/parraleled on PC. I have never tried it myself but it seems like a good solution in avoiding disc swapping. Thoughts?

 

Cheers.

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Kampret

 

I recommend such a playthrough to anyone who likes IV, but be prepared to swap discs a lot.

I think it may be possible to run IV/EFLC simultaneously/parraleled on PC. I have never tried it myself but it seems like a good solution in avoiding disc swapping. Thoughts?

 

Cheers.

 

 

I think you can already do that on consoles by having the IV+EFLC (complete edition) disc.

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The Gardener

I've done this before and it's awesome, it really improves the story. If we got to see what other characters are doing: basically if Niko, Johnny and Luis weren't the only POV characters, this story would be worthy of a TV series.

 

There is however a minor continuity error somewhere in the middle of the story, I think it's mentioned in the Possible Trinity topic.

 

The disc swapping wasn't really a problem for me. I played the missions slowly and calmly and did friend activities and side-missions. In a single sit down I never had to change the discs more than once.

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Drunken Cowboy

Wish I bought the DLC to go with the main game instead of getting them on sale with their own launcher... Too long and annoying to bail out of GTA IV and spend ten minutes launching TLaD just to shoot some AoD and exit again.

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lol232

I did this last year, following a version of the Impossible Trinity list that kept disc-swapping at a minimum. It does give the story even more of an epic feel (especially when you get to the diamonds/Gracie part of the story, where all three strands converge for a little while), though it does highlight some of the inconsistencies (e.g. the model changes for Luis or Jim Fitzgerald). I recommend such a playthrough to anyone who likes IV, but be prepared to swap discs a lot.

You don't need to do it on the Complete Edition version of the game on 360 and PS3, and the steam version of IV and EfLC on PC, and also if you have the DLC version, but yes, I would like to be able to start up TLaD and TBoGT from the base game, but EfLC has the exclusive "Vice City FM", and I prefer having that instead. :pp

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Lethal Vaccine

I am all for playing the games, trust me. But if you're lazy and/or don't want to re-do the games, you technically can just find all these mission walkthroughs on Youtube and play them in the proper order. However, of course, that's less fun than actually doing it yourself.

 

Since I don't do handhelds and can't physically buy/play Chinatown Wars, I been viewing a handful of story missions in order from 1 to 65 (?) on Youtube and it's nice to see it all and get the feeling of the game as much as I can without playing it. I wish that game was made for PS2 cuz I'd buy it as well. Then I'd have 10 total GTA games, lol...

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